Ive talked to some of you about this and now here it is. I will be doing a group buy on the books and Vidios by John and Geri McPhearson. For those not familiar with them or thier work, they teach classes twice a year to the instructors from the specialforces survival training schools (SERE instructors) as well as other various military personel. They wrote 10 booklets on 10 different survival/primitive skills topics from braintanning buck skin to makeing promitive bows, arrows and cordage to friction fires to trapping with nothing but natural materials to flint knapping to make tools, building shelters and much more. These booklets became the 10 chapters of thier first book, 'Naked into the wilderness. primitive wilderness living and survival skills', they then wrote a sequil to this book which adds on to this information and a third book on building of log homes, they also have several vidios that demonstrate and further explain the information from the books. These books are not just writen as a look at these skills from or for folks setting in an easy chair, they are writen as step by step how tos by folks who have lived it and done it for years for folks who want to be able to learn to DO these things for themselves. I have personaly read these books and done what they teach purely from the books, some of the skills he showed me in person when I visited him, but they are all explained in the book as well as he can standing beside you. They will teach you to obtain and preserve you food, shelter, clothing, tools, and more as few other books can even come close to. As a group buy I can get the booksa and vidios for 50% off the retail prices on his web site, I will then sell them for $5 per item over this cost, $2.50 to pay for postage and shipping materials, and $2.50 per item to give me a little something for my time so I can get a couple books for me out of it. So the books will cost you a total of $17.50 delivered saveing you $7.50 per book and the vidios will cost you a total of $20 delivered saveing you $10.00 per vidio. In order to get these deals I have to order a MINIMUM of 10 items at a time so I will take orders untill September 15 or untill we get a minimum of 10 items ordered which ever is later, then I will collect the money and once all the money comes in I will place the order. Once I place the order I should get the books in about a week or just under and will send them out in less than a week, it will then take up to a week for them to be delivered by USPS media mail, as this costs CONSIDERABLY less for your postage. Several folks on here bought these from me in an earlier group buy I did on another board and I will try to get a thread set up for them to give opinions on the service and the materials. Here is a link to thier site where you can look over the stuff that is being offered. http://www.prairiewolf.net/ For those who know me and want to see pictures of the Fort Clatsop build project that I worked on go to the Fort clatsop link at the bottom of his page and you can check out a bunch of pics of the build.